5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Cheerleader tryouts for upcoming Freshman. Must go to all three days.
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM RLMS Dance
10:00 AM 8th Grade Parade
7:15 AM Mobile Dentist
2:35 PM - 3:30 PM Environmental Awareness Mtg Rm. 23
6:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8th Grade Honors Ceremony
Viking Pride! It is more than what we do on the athletic field or court. It epitomizes how we feel about being part of the Niles community. Niles is a great place to live. It is also a great place to learn, to play and to be. Viking Pride embodies how we feel about ourselves and our community. Niles Community Schools, in partnership with the community, is dedicated to inspiring and preparing all learners through diverse opportunities to challenge the present and enrich the future. Viking Pride is Alive!
ATTENTION: STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS
The Student Council Meeting scheduled for June 6th has been CANCELLED.
END OF SCHOOL YEAR REMINDERS
The end of the School year is approaching. The weather is beautiful and the excitement is building!! With all the excitement it is easy to forget some important subjects. Library Books are due in the Library BY FRI MAY 19th. All lunch money needs to be paid to date and parents please remember to pick up all medications that are in the office for your student by the end of the school year.
Cheerleading try outs will be on May 24th, 25th & 26th (Wed, Thurs & Fri) If you will be in 7th or 8th grade next year, you will need to be @ the high school gym from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm on all three days.
If you will be a freshman next year, you will need to be at the high school gym from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm on all three days. If you have any schedule conflicts, please notify the coach as soon as you can. You do not have to have your physical form for the tryouts.
Summer My Way® Mentor Program:
The Mentor Program is an opportunity for the young adults in the Niles community to step up and become a leader/teacher to the youth in their community. The mentors will learn how to positively interact and help out the young campers. Mentors will do everything from taking attendance, to getting campers to participate in activities, to helping conduct daily lessons. The goal for each mentor by the end of camp is to become an active independent leader of their community.
Come and join our team!!
Mobile Dentist’s Smile Program ~ Wednesday, May 31st starting at 7:15 am.
We have invited Smile Programs to bring its comprehensive dental care services to our school. Smile Programs will set up a mini-dental office in our building.
Smile Programs can provide preventive services such as dental examinations, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants (if needed), to the children of the families who need financial assistance and it has subsidized fees for those who choose to pay for the preventive care. turned away from Restorative care is available only where insurance coverage applies.
If you want your child to see the dentist on May 31st, a permission form is available in the Ring Lardner Middle School office.
Bus Route Students Please Take Note of the Bus Procedures, Some are new.
1) Students that ride the bus from school to home routes need to ride a shuttle bus over to the high school. Walking from Ring Lardner to the High school is not permitted.
2) Students are to ride their assigned route bus if available at RL as a shuttle to the high school.
(Students have been allowed to ride any shuttle to the HS. This has changed, if available as a shuttle, they are to get on the bus they take home.
3) Once a student boards a shuttle bus they must ride that bus to the high school. Shuttle buses that are full will close their doors. There will be no getting off the bus prior to departure unless the driver or the school administration determines it is necessary.
4) Upon bus arrival at the High School, all transfer students will be stay on the bus until High School dismissal bell rings. (This has not been the case in the past)
Niles Athletics Sports Camps
Summer Sports Camps are coming soon. Camps include; Volleyball, Golf, Softball, Tennis Soccer, Bowling, Basketball and Football. The first camp will be Basketball, June 7-9. If you would like to sign up for one or all of these camps, the brochures are in the RLMS office. Camps will go through mid July.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
YMHFA is early help offered to young people experiencing a challenge. This is a free 8 hour course designed for adults and parents who regularly interact with youth of ages 12-18. This course equips people with no clinical training, with knowledge and skills needed to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
Preregistration is required.
Class Dates, Saturday, April 22 from 8:30am to 5:00pm at Lakeland Hospital in Niles
Friday, May 5, from 8:30am to 5:00pm at Lakeland Hospital in Niles
Tuesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 29 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm at the Niles District Library
For more information or to register, call (269)556-2808 or (866)260-7544, ww.lakelandhealth.org
Jr. Viking Soccer
Any student interested in Jr. Viking Soccer can pick up a sign up sheet out side of the RLMS office. Soccer is open to 6th, 7th or 8th grade students. You can also contact Coach Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org. Girls will start practicing in March, games are in April and May.
The state is requiring five additional student instructional days next year. As we did not receive an increase in funding to offset the cost of these days, we had to add a few more 1/2 days to the district calendar. We know that we have many working parents who this affects. (More)
When it comes to severe weather and the potential for a school closure, I know that the sooner the decision is made the better for staff, students, and parents. Typically, we make a decision to close for inclement weather collectively with Brandywine and Buchanan. Our goal is to make this decision before 6:00am. (More)
After months of gathering information from community stakeholders through surveys, workshops, forums and other means, leaders of the Niles Community Schools district have developed a new strategic plan that will help guide the district in reaching future goals. On February 1, 2016, the Niles school board ratified the plan by approving the district’s new mission statement, vision statement, beliefs and goal statements — all of which are components of the strategic plan. “To use a Viking analogy, we wanted everybody to have their oars in the water at the same time and all pulling together,” said Greg O’Toole, school board president. “I think this was critical to getting to that point.”